Buttertubs Bag

Buttertubs Bag Pattern


Skipton Swaledale Buttertubs bag

Skill level: ♦ ♦ ◊ ◊ ◊

This single pattern is available to download for free.

Swaledale Buttertubs

Product Description

For this pattern you need:

Yarn: One 100g hank of aran weight yarn (with 160m/174yds per 100g).

Metres/Yardage: 160m/174yds.

My Yarn Suggestion & Amounts: West Yorkshire Spinners Jacob Aran One 100g hank or
Kilcarra Tweed Two 5og balls.

Needles: 4.5mm.

Notions: Two buttons (size is approx. 40mm in diameter)

Tension: 21 stitches and 43 rows to 10cm square over chevron pattern using 4.5mm needles.

Skill level: ♦ ♦ ◊ ◊ ◊

Measurements: approx. 21cm x 16cm x 2cm.

My design ideas and advice: The original yarn for this pattern was Skipton Swaledale, the second exclusive Purl and Jane Yorkshire yarn.  The first was Malham Mule.  The first edition has now sold out but keep watching my blog for some exciting news about a follow-up.
When I received the Skipton Swaledale from the spinners I played around with different stitch techniques and found the perfect one for this bag. It’s one of my favourite textures – the chevron. I designed the bag because I wanted a small bag to carry around my purse and phone in, I knitted a short strap but it’s easy to continue knitting the strap until it is your desired length – obviously this means more yarn might be needed than is suggested here.